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'Drink & Dabble' Thursday Night to Support SK Cares (and 4 More Things)

Patch's quick take on the essential things to know, the most interesting things to do and best places to be in Narragansett and South Kingstown on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Here's a handful of things to keep in mind for today.

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    Study Abroad Info: Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amanda Lord, a representative from The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) will be at Booth 1 in the URI Memorial Union to provide students with information on semester, year and short-term study abroad options in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Click here for more information.

    Free Movie at Maury Loontjens: Rescheduled due to Tuesday's snowstorm, the Narragansett Public Library (25 Kingstown Road) will host a free showing of this year's hit film, "Captain Phillips" (PG-13), tonight at 6 p.m. The movie is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (Starring: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.)

    Drink & Dabble for Charity: Tonight at 6 p.m., the South Kingstown Elks Lodge (60 Belmont Ave., Wakefield), will host a "Drink & Dabble" traveling art party fundraiser. The event featuring drinks, food and painting fun (no experience necessary), and will benefit SK Cares (www.skcares.org), a nonprofit organization that provides classroom volunteers, homework clubs, mentoring and a college & career center for students of South Kingstown schools. $50 per person includes materials, one wine/beer/soda,Matunuck Oyster Bar raw bar and Wildwood Catering finger sandwiches. Click here details and registration info.

    Narragansett EDC Meets: Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Narragansett Economic Development Committee will meet at Town Hall (25 Fifth Ave.). New business to be discussed includes the an ice skating rink proposal and a winter festival discussion. Click here to view this evening's agenda.

    Winter Emergency Notifications: Narragansett and South Kingstown officials are urging residents to sign up to be notified of emergencies and other important news using each town's community notification system. This enables the Town to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods. Narragansett residents click here and South Kingstown residents click here for step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

    To find more things to do today, check out our event listings.

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